The possibility of a future powered significantly by clean hydrogen has taken a small step closer. The world’s biggest “green” hydrogen developers have joined forces in what they call the Green Hydrogen Catapult. Their ambition is to expand production 50-fold in less than six years to radically drive down the cost. The companies involved include ACWA Power, CWP Renewables, Envision, Iberdrola, Ørsted, Snam, and Yara. Green hydrogen produced by renewable energy using electrolysis is currently much more expensive than obtaining hydrogen from natural gas. The firms hope that their economies of scale can drive the cost down to $2 a kg, which recent analysis suggests could make it cost-competitive. Some energy experts doubt whether the objective is achievable, especially as green hydrogen currently costs between 3.5 and 8/kg.
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In the streets of Levenmouth on Scotland’s east coast a project with extraordinary potential is about to take shape. Within the next two years, 300 homes in the area will have their gas boilers and cookers ripped out for a groundbreaking experiment that will help determine how Britain tackles climate change. In place of the old appliances will be installed specially made boilers and cookers that will enable the households to become the first in the world to use pure hydrogen for cooking and heating.
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